Skip to comments.Local McDonald’s Forced To Close Amid Protest For Higher Wages
Posted on 08/29/2013 8:53:01 AM PDT by shove_it
SOUTHFIELD (WWJ/AP) - A local McDonalds restaurant was forced to close after its employees walked out and hundreds gathered outside to protest for higher wages.
The restaurant on 8 Mile and Lahser roads along the Detroit/Southfield city line was just one location locally where fast food workers are participating in a nationwide walkout for better wages.
Over 200 protestors crowded the restaurant, carrying signs that read We are worth more. Strike for 15, as in $15 an hour...
(Excerpt) Read more at detroit.cbslocal.com ...
Mickey D’s should close up in Detroit anyway. That city is a lost cause.
Have you seen Mickey D’s ad campaigns lately? They seem to be aiming ONLY at the customers in inner-city Chicago and Detroit.
I paid $12 for lunch at a McDonalds last weekend. I can get a better meal in a subshop for $7!
As I pondered the possible mid- to long-term fallout from this sort of thing, a thought suddenly hit me like a brick:
Time to buy gold.
I have some good news and some bad news.
The good news is we raised your pay to $15/hour.
The bad news is we have to let you go.
A McDonalds on 8 Mile Road in Detroit?
Oh, the rich, rich irony.
Well, if SEIU can organize the fast food workers (and collect hefty dues) a strike by one group would be a strike by all. Would Mickey D cave or just become an international corporation because business in the US had become too expensive and unprofitable? I wonder.
Or would the government come in and say they had to serve fast food in the ‘hood, even if it was unprofitable? Don’t laugh—remember the Christian photographer who the government said had take pictures at gay weddings? He was treated like a public utility, a state slave, who had to perform on demand.
There is a GREAT all you can eat chinese place by where I work. $4.99 all day.
This morning, one of my Madison WI co-workers suggested that it won’t be easy to get fast food today.
I responded that it won’t be a problem, not around here. He responded, “We’ll see.”
At lunch, I plan to go to the Culver’s in Middleton, WI. I expect business as usual.
For those in Southfield, MI, I recommend Fishbone’s Rhythm Kitchen. A little more expensive, but great food. I doubt their employees get appreciably more than the fast food joints (except waitresses who receive good tips).
Has anyone else around here scouted the local fast food joints to see if there is any appreciable effect?
I’d love to see all folks get more wages...but I’m afraid the laws of economics (none of which are understandable to progressives) always prevail.
Exactly. Couple this stupidity with Obozo's war against the rich, and you can see why the economy is in so much trouble. The real solution to low income is economic growth. Even if your slice of the pie is fixed and you can't take it away from the rich, double the size of the pie and your income doubles. Why can't a liberal see that a rising tide lifts all boats? I don't know about you, but in 46 years of working, I never had one poor person hire me.
I am not denigrating fast food jobs, but don’t they realize there are people in some more skilled jobs that don’t make $15?
Robotics....get rid of the fat twerking ass, can speak any known language employees...
Yeah, getting $7.75 to say, “You want fries with that?” Seriously? They are already overpaid.
“Mickey Ds should close up in Detroit anyway. That city is a lost cause.”
Flipping a hamburger does not have the same technical skill as constructing a vehicle.
It is not McDonald’s responsibility to subsidize the failed policies of the US government.
You may be priceless as a human being, but your work is NOT worth $15 per hour if all you can get is minimum wage. Minimum wage means that your labor isn’t even worth THAT much, if the government has to force another party to pay it. This is where Mitt Romney lost the election in the 2nd debate. He could have told that college student that a job is not “given”, but earned.
“They seem to be aiming ONLY at the customers in inner-city Chicago and Detroit.”
same here, we even have the ads in spanish. Not a big deal in hindsight as in my city, whites go to In N Out or Tommy’s.
I just called, they answered the phone said they are open and she said that they never closed.
The title looked fishy to me.
The aticle at link talks about everything but closing. Contact info:
Report Incorrect Info Address
22021 West 8 Mile Road
Detroit, MI - 48219, US
Phone: (313) 533-3410
If your looking for a goog burger and the 5 guys burger chain is in your area I would recomend it. A little pricey but the food is fresh...............and best of all the staff hasn’t got an attitude, If u know what I mean. ;)
Went to my local McDonalds this morning for breakfast and there was not a problem. Business as usual.
Just fire all the employees and hire new ones. Open up again in a few days.
goog = good
Kind of like the new Kmart ads. Didn’t visit Mickey D’s or Kmart over the years and you can be rest assured that I won’t in the future.
I have been cured of any craving for McDonalds food after this article (and so have my teenagers)
In fact the thought of eating at McDonalds now induces mild nausea
I do, and it was the New Mexico Supreme Court that ruled they had to take the pictures. The judge was stupid enough to say that "it's the cost of being a citizen". Really? If my beliefs and my religion prevent me from sanctioning gay marriage, where does it say in the Constitution the gov't has the right to force me to subvert my beliefs? Oh...wait...this administration has tossed out the Constitution.
The only obnoxious smart-alec robot I have ever encountered was in the Woody Allen Movie “Sleeper” LOL.
Me either. That's another lesson these folks fail to comprehend.
***We are worth more. Strike for 15, as in $15 an hour...***
There was a time when .45 cents an hour was enough. But then a burger only cost .20 cents or five for a dollar.
Then they wanted more...
Honestly, I haven't seen much TV this summer. Been way too busy. The only reason I have that I can be on FR so much these days is that I'm due in seven weeks and need to be off my feet.
***They seem to be aiming ONLY at the customers in inner-city Chicago and Detroit.***
In the 1990s, McDonalds had a contest in which the winner would receive a two week vacation to...”THE MOTHER COUNTRY!” of central Africa.
This contest was held in heavy black areas only. I saw it in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
Thanks for the research and honest reporting. I should have known this would be a lie coming from a source like SEE BS.
these under appreciated Food Preparation Specialists were simply trying to do their part to help Re-Fund Detroit......./s
A word to the wise:
Pull your business OUT of minority areas.
Screw em. For every striking worker, there are 10 people who would do the same job for a lower wage.
I don’t care for McDonalds, but I believe I will go there today, cross any picket line(which I bet won’t be there) and buy a burger.
Just for spite!
“?I paid $12 for lunch at a McDonalds last weekend. I can get a better meal in a subshop for $7!”
You can get a great meal at a Chinese place for $12. Almost as fast too.
Has been awhile since I’ve darkened Kmart’s door. Last time I swear half an hour after Katrina shops on Bourbon Street were cleaner and more organized.
And....Soon this plot of land will sport a vacant building with small trees growing through the roof.
No jobs, no McDonalds. Now wait for the ‘food desert’ complaints about how there is nowhere to eat and no business in da hood!
Were I the manager of that McD’s, every staffer who walked out the door would have been handed pink slips and their final cheque, and barred for life from my store(s). I would NOT ask the staff who were off duty to report until a day or two later, I’d just shut the doors until then.
I would also have adequate security on site in case there was a sudden eruption of “mob-ness”. It’s amazing how well even the feral behave when confronted with armed men.
“Robotics....get rid of the fat twerking ass, can speak any known language employees...”
The biggest problem would be designing a customer operated touch screen so easy to use a cave man could do it as in some areas like Detroit a cave man would have superior intellect.
The comments are brutal against the strikers and this is not published CBS Detroit site.
Do you know how a restaurant has to "purchase" to be able to offer "all you can eat" for just $4.99 all day?
You never heard of Marvin the depressed robot in "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"?
Marvin: Do you want me to sit in a corner and rust or just fall apart where I'm standing?